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Cottage Pudding (Cake for Strawberry Shortcake)


"This is a wonderful shortcake recipe my grandmother used to make for strawberry shortcake. It is moist and sweet and can be eaten by itself too."
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1 h servings 277 cals
Original recipe yields 9 servings (1 9-inch square cake)

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square cake pan. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 277 calories; 9 g fat; 45.1 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is our favorite base for strawberries (or any other fruit). I prefer to use butter and this has to be extremely well creamed with sugar. You can also cut back on sugar by 1/4 cup. Do ...

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Maybe my expectations were all wrong in terms of what a shortcake really is but i didn't care for the taste of this cake at all

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This is our favorite base for strawberries (or any other fruit). I prefer to use butter and this has to be extremely well creamed with sugar. You can also cut back on sugar by 1/4 cup. Do ...

The submitter describes her grandmother's cake quite accurately, and Hubs and I were both pleased she decided to share the recipe with us as we enjoyed it a great deal. It's tender, sweet and mo...

Oh my gosh, this is so yummy! The only change was, I made it with butter instead of shorting. I served it with fresh strawberries and pineapple topped with homemade whipped cream with a bit of...

Fantastic recipe! I made it exactly as directed. I sprayed a 9x9 baking dish, sprayed it with non-stick spray, put down parchment paper, sprayed again, and it came out of the pan beautifully aft...

I admit I had reservations about this cake but wanted to try it because I wanted to make strawberry shortcake and wanted to try something other than my usual and this cake notes that it is for s...

I have been making a recipe that is very similar, only thing different is that some of the measurements of the ingredients are slightly less. I have been making this cake for 25+ years. Would n...

made this exactly as stated in recipe and it came out perfect. Great texture and taste.

This cake is, unfortunately, too good. I ate entirely more than my share! At first I thought the taste of baking powder was too strong, but later decided that was part of why I liked it so muc...

Wow this cake was fantastic! A perfect intersection of biscuit and cake for strawberry shortcake. It combines the sweet, delicateness of cake with the heartier texture and outer crust of biscu...